March 25, 2012 |
White House senior adviser David Plouffe stepped up the administration's public embrace of its healthcare law, saying he would “guarantee” that by the end of the decade “we're going to be glad the Republicans called it Obamacare.” In the meantime, however, Plouffe was quick to draft an unwilling ally in the fight to defend the law, saying on two television interview shows that Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and likely...
November 2, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY The Chris Matthews Show Presidential election: John Heilemann, New York Magazine; Howard Fineman, Huffington Post; Joy Reid, SNBC; and Gloria Borger, CNN. (N) 4:30 a.m. KNBC Today Reports from Ohio. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N)
July 8, 2008 |
Early in the presidential race, Hillary Rodham Clinton asked former New Jersey Sen. Robert Torricelli whether the little-known political operative running Barack Obama's longshot campaign was any good. "I warned her," said Torricelli, who was in a position to know. The operative, David Plouffe, had helped Torricelli win his Senate seat in 1996. It was one of the most toxic campaigns in memory -- "unrestricted chemical warfare," Rutgers political scientist Ross K.
July 7, 2011 |
President Obama faces an uphill struggle in his campaign for reelection next year. His job approval rating is stuck just below 50%. The unemployment rate appears likely to remain above 8% until election day. And, though it's too soon to mean much, early polling puts the nominal Republican front-runner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, within striking distance. Even Obama's staff acknowledges the obstacles. "It's going to be a very close, competitive election … a street fight for the presidency," White House aide David Plouffe, the strategist who managed Obama's 2008 victory, told reporters cheerfully on Wednesday.
October 1, 2010 |
Democratic strategists are arguing that the prolonged "enthusiasm gap" Republicans enjoyed in polls this year has begun to narrow, which bodes well for the party as Election Day draws closer. Days after President Obama held a major rally aimed at motivating his supporters to get engaged, the man who led Obama's 2008 campaign said voters are responding to what he described as a "dangerous" crop of GOP candidates. "People [are] seeing that this is not just some isolated instances, that the real power in the Republican Party is the real conservative ?
February 5, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Jon Favreau's career took off when, at age 23, he interrupted U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama during a speech rehearsal to offer some suggestions for improvement. That cheeky move led to a seven-year tour as Obama's lead speechwriter, an assignment that ends March 1 as Favreau considers trying his hand at another form of drama - as a screenwriter, perhaps in Los Angeles. The departure subtracts a vivid personality from the president's operation, defined since the beginning by Obama's spoken words and the team that wrote them.